Before/After School Care (BASEC)

Are you concerned about finding high quality but affordable care for your child before and after school while you're at work?

District 401 can help. We offer BASEC — short for “Before and After School Extended Care” — at both Elmwood and John Mills elementary schools.

What is BASEC?

We know how valuable such care is to working parents. In addition to providing a safe environment for your children, BASEC offers an enriching environment.

BASEC is not a babysitting service but instead offers:

► Supervised activities

► Homework time

► Nutritious snack

► Arts and crafts

► Computers

► Games

► Safe, Caring Environment

We invite you to learn more about BASEC by visiting the links and background material below.

Essential Information and Forms

For information about BASEC’s tuition rates and registration fees, please download this form:

► BASEC Tuition Rates & Fees

If you want to enroll your child in BASEC, please fill out and submit these forms:

► BASEC Registration Form

► BASEC Authorization & Health Form

Links to the above documents are also located in the left-hand column of this page under "Before/After School Care."

How to Sign Up for BASEC

You may register for BASEC the day before school begins at each site.

During the school year, please contact the BASEC supervisor at your child’s school.

► To reach Elmwood’s BASEC supervisor, Ms. Sarah Manzano, call 708-670-0827

► To reach John Mills’ BASEC supervisor, Ms. Ruth Lucento, call 708-670-0826


BASEC is held mornings and afternoons at both of our elementary schools:

Elmwood Elementary School
2319 N. 76th Ave.
Elmwood Park, IL 60707

John Mills Elementary School
2824 N. 76th Ave.
Elmwood Park, IL 60707

Daily Hours

Before-school hours are slightly longer on Wednesdays to accommodate our schools’ weekly late start. After-school hours are the same each day.

► Before school (except Wednesdays): 7 to 8:35 a.m.

► Before school (Wednesday late start): 7 to 9:12 a.m.

► After school: 3 to 6 p.m.

For More Information

If you have questions about BASEC, please contact Ms. Ruth Lucento. She can be reached by email or by phone at 708-583-6286.